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Beyer, Duckworth Reintroduce Legislation to Expand Voting Rights and Improve Civic Participation

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) re-introduced the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act to expand voter registration efforts nationwide and increase American citizens’ participation in the democratic process. The PROVE Act would allow for U.S. citizens aged 16 and 17 to pre-register to be added to voter rolls…

Washington-Liberty High School Junior Kaya Vickers’ “Museum Portal” Wins VA-8 Congressional Art Competition, Will Hang In U.S. Capitol

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that Kaya Vickers, a junior at Washington-Liberty High School, won the 2024 Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s 8th District with “Museum Portal,” an acrylic painting on a square canvas (high resolution version here).  “Museum Portal” was selected from dozens of works by Northern Virginia student artists. Vickers wrote that “Museum…

Beyer, Thompson Introduce Bill to Honor Civil Rights Activist and Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland with Congressional Gold Medal

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) today introduced the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Congressional Gold Medal Act to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist and Arlington native Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, who participated in more than fifty demonstrations and sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s including the Freedom Rides, the Jackson Woolworth’s…

Beyer Bill Would Answer Questions About Possible Use Of Scarlett Johansson’s Voice In AI

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Rep. Don Beyer today urged House consideration of his legislation, the AI Foundation Model Transparency Act, following a statement by actress Scarlett Johansson raising questions about whether OpenAI used her voice without authorization in the development of a new AI product. Beyer serves on the House leadership-appointed bipartisan Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, is vice-Chair of…

Beyer Submits Community Project Funding Requests To Support Climate Resilience, Affordable Housing, Crime Prevention, And More in Northern Virginia

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his 15 submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. “The Community Project Funding requests I…

Grijalva, Dingell, Beyer Lead Letter Urging Science-Based Protections for Critically Endangered Rice’s Whale

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Today, U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) led a letter signed by 16 House Democrats urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to swiftly finalize and implement measures to protect Rice’s whales — one of the most endangered marine mammals, with only an estimated…

Regional Representatives Blast FAA Reauthorization Measure That Will Increase Risk And Delays At DCA

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Bobby Scott (VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued a statement today blasting the inclusion of a provision to add new flights at DCA in the FAA Reauthorization bill despite the House’s previous rejection of the same…

Beyer Statement On Tabling Resolution To Remove Speaker Johnson

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on his vote yesterday to block a resolution to remove Rep. Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House: “I voted to table an attempt to remove Speaker Johnson yesterday because I strongly believe the House must govern constructively. Marjorie Taylor Greene sought to punish the Speaker for preventing a government shutdown and allowing a…

Mental Health Caucus Co-Chairs Napolitano, Beyer & Salinas Lead 36 Colleagues in Recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month with Bipartisan Resolution

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Congressional Mental Health Caucus Co-Chairs, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-31), Don Beyer (D-VA-08), and Andrea Salinas (D-OR-06) introduced with 36 of their colleagues H.Res. 1206, a bipartisan resolution to recognize May 2024 as National Mental Health Awareness Month. “May Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to come together to break through the stigma, express compassion for…

ESA Caucus Co-Chairs Lead Bipartisan Group of 134 Representatives Seeking Robust Funding for Endangered Species Protections

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Co-Chairs of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led 134 Representatives in a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for robust funding for the Endangered Species Act to support listing, planning and consultation, species…